Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"Anti-Monarchy" Agenda Stems from US-backed Billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra, Merely Repeated by "Students"

August 12, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - The Bangkok Post in a recent "op-ed" by its editorial board would claim (emphasis added):
The pro-democracy groups' anger exploded into a major rally on Sunday, at a city skywalk and on Monday, at Thammasat University's Rangsit campus where the students came out with a 10-point list of demands for the reform of the monarchy. Such open demands are unprecedented and have stunned even some of the protesters while it seems highly likely that the ultra-royalists will respond harshly.
This is completely false. Such demands are not unprecedented.

These demands were regularly featured at the height of billionaire fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra's street mobs in 2010 and throughout his vast propaganda network - and most prominently featured in a magazine literally titled "Voice of Thaksin."

The demands had - and have - nothing to do with fighting social inequality or injustice - but instead sought  - and seek - to weaken Thailand's independent institutions which then and now serve as obstructions to criminals like Thaksin Shinawatra and his supporters desire to return to power.

Thaksin Shinawatra - now hiding abroad but still openly running multiple political and street fronts including current protests in Thailand and the largest opposition parties - had been a stalwart ally of Western interests while in power from 2001-2006. He also holds the odious title as worst human rights offender in Thai history having killed nearly 3,000 people over the course of 90 days in 2003 alone amid a so-called "war on drugs."

Despite this, his efforts to reclaim power for himself and his Western sponsors has been portrayed recently by the Western media and their partners including at publications like the Bangkok Post as "pro-democracy"rallies led by "student protests" when in fact the protests are led by Thaksin's supporters and a small army of US government-funded fronts dishonestly posing as "nongovernmental organizations" (NGOs).

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Voice of Thaksin

Voice of Thaksin was a magazine published during the height of Thaksin's street protests in 2009-2010.

The magazine regularly made death threats against judges, politicians, and the Thai monarchy itself in a bid to erase Thaksin's opponents from Thailand's political landscape - paving his way back into power. Each issue contained a signed and dated letter from Thaksin as well as photographs of Thaksin holding back issues as a whole-hearted full-throated endorsement of the magazine's contents.

The editor - Somyot Prueksakasemsu - is a crude propagandist who was eventually jailed for his toxic behavior. The Western media has - unsurprisingly - never mentioned Voice of Thaksin or Somyot's role in publishing it - and instead portrays Somyot as a "political prisoner" and as an "academic" and "activist" who was "wrongfully" jailed.

Some examples of Voice of Thaksin's content included calls for Thaksin supporters to burn Bangkok down - call that was heeded in 2010 with widespread arson killing several and causing billions in damage. It also doxxed judges handling Thaksin Shinawatra's various legal cases in a bid to threaten and pressure the judges to decide in Thaksin's favor. Their addresses, phone numbers, and information about their family members was published.

Violence including the use of war weapons was also promoted - violence that eventually and demonstrably took place from April 10, 2010 until the end of May that same year leaving nearly 100 dead including soldiers, police, protesters, counter-protesters, journalists, and by-standers.

Images of Thaksin's allies shooting at his enemies with M-79 40mm grenade launchers depicted in Voice of Thaksin would translate into the literal use of M-79s and other war weapons in the streets of Bangkok before, during, and after major violence in 2010.

Issues regularly included stories about past monarchies around the world being violently overthrown in a clear effort to promote similar violence inside Thailand itself.

Again - none of this stems from any genuine fight for social equality or justice - but rather the removal of Thailand's powerful, independent institutions that have so far served as an obstruction for criminals like Thakin Shinawatra, his political machine, and his Western sponsors.

Thus - there is nothing "unprecedented" about current "student" demands aimed at Thailand's monarchy - they are the exact same demands made by a murderous billionaire and his army of foreign-funded lobbyists and PR specialists to remove obstructions from their collective return to power.- now simply rebranded as "student" demands.

For his part - Somyot can be seen openly supporting and participating in current protests, his role as a crude propagandist calling for bloodshed completely ignored and omitted by the media along with all other essential facts the public requires to truly understand ongoing unrest and who is really behind it.

READ MORE: Why is the US Funding Protesters to Attack Thailand's Military and Monarchy?

In fact - the media's ability to erase such a major campaign of terrorism, mass murder, and the agenda that drove it to the extent that they can promote current unrest as something entirely "new" and "unprecedented" illustrates just how deeply committed the Western media is to undermining Thailand's political, social, and economic stability - just as it has in nations like Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and more recently in China's Hong Kong.